Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Score one for the newbie!

Well, I managed to find someone who showed me how to crochet this past weekend, and now I'm off and running! Well, sort of. It's a practice swatch with stash yarns just to see if I can get the hang of it. So far, so good!

Swatch

I'm using the Easy Ripple Afghan pattern that Molly suggested, and leftover Wool-Ease from ... actually, now that I think of it, it was left over from my first real knitting project, a Zeeby's Bag from SnB. So maybe this yarn has good starting-out karma. :) I crocheted most of this, except the chain to start it out and the first row while watching tonight's episode of "House." I guess, at that speed, it'll be a very slow afghan. :) I ordered some Caron Simply Soft in muted colors to match my navy easy chair -- I love looking at all of your beautiful ripples of many colors, but I decided that restraint was the better part of valor for starting out -- and hopefully it will arrive soon so I can start. In the meantime... maybe I'll make this swatch long enough for a cat blanket, since one of my cats refuses to sleep on my bed unless it's already covered with an afghan. Cats need ripples too!

7 comments:

moo said...

You just learned? I think your crochet looks good! Keep at it!

Kelly McCants said...

Man you all are really wanting me to start one of these puppies!

sabrina d. said...

Moo -- Well, it helps that it's all dc stitches. 8) I'll be in trouble if I find a pattern that involves anything other than sc or dc!

Renee said...

Don't worry, it will go much faster and be much easier the more you do it. Your gauge may change, though. Mine tends to get tighter from the start of a project to the finish, and I've been crocheting for years. (btw, there's not much more to crochet than sc or dc. Everything else just involves more yarn overs before you start the stitch.)

Laura said...

Your progress so far is looking great! I know what you mean about cats....they definitely want their fair share of rippled blankies, LOL.

She sure is strange! said...

Yeah!! Crocheting is easy, easier than knitting(to me anyway). I have crocheted some kitty and puppy 'ghans to sell this summer at a craft show. Very basic half double stitched rectangles that measure about 15x20 inches or so(for use on the back of a couch). I use red heart in the ombre-style colors. My cats and dog dig them.

Can't wait to see your "for real" one! I need to locate my camera and get an update posted, I've actually got some rows going!

Molly

cinnamon said...

that is so cool! and u just started it? u r really good.